Summer in the big apple is hot and beautiful. Three days was enough, but not really. Below find some great places to eat and stop by if you spend some time in the city this summer. You can even shop all my looks at the end of the post. If you have any recommendations for the future, comment below! View Post

Breast Cancer

 One may feel guilty when shopping, but when a portion of your money can go to a worthy cause, why hesitate? The brands below empower women to feel pretty and powerful.


Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every Peony Set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Exclusively at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide and on while supplies last. ($60)

s1659242-main-LheroStock up on one of Clinique‘s best sellers while giving back. This special-edition of the reformulated moisturizer, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, creates smooth, healthy-looking skin and will donate $10 to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. This $47 product is available online for $38.


Purity Made Simple is Philosophy‘s award-winning cleanser. It’s special charity pink ribbon edition, available at Ulta and online, supports the women’s cancer research fund. ($28)



Pinkberry will make a donation to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for every swirl sold in October.


pink_lokai_final-edit_2__1_9Lokai will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for ever limited-edtion pink bracelet sold in the month of October. Available online for $18.


Diane Von Furstenberg will donate 100% of proceeds from this light, colorful scarf going to the Bright Pink organization that supports breast cancer research. Available online and in select stores for $98.

pink-polo-hat-ictcrop_galShop Ralph Lauren‘s Pink Pony collection and at least 25% of the purchase price will go to the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, which supports programs for education, research, treatment, patient navigation and prevention. Available online, in-stores, Macy’s and Bloomingdales.


January 2015 Favorites

This is a new section in my blog where I share products I’ve used and abused each month. These are beauty products, clothes, and miscellaneous items that I personally own and used mostly throughout the month of January. You can shop any of my favorites by the clicking links in the titles.

Ripped Skinny Jeans 

They are perfect for night or day and hot or cold. This is an easy D.I.Y. anyone can do.

Selfie Stick

It is easy to carry in your purse when traveling and is the best way to make sure you get everyone in the shot. #Selfie

Coconut Oil

I have not tested it out for cooking, but I’ve been using this twice a month as a mask for my hair and I’ve noticed a huge difference. My hair looks and feels healthier. I leave it in for a couple hours and then shampoo several times to rinse it out.

Essie Nail Polish in “Mink Muffs”

A neutral nail color perfect for the fall and winter seasons.


I just purchased a faux leather backpack for school and I couldn’t be happier. It’s much more practical and comfortable for carrying my books and items on campus. Plus, it’s stylish.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick in the color “Latte”

I own several of these lipsticks and I’m obsessed with the creamy formula. Many matte lipsticks tend to dry out the lips but these moisturize and hydrate. “Latte” is the perfect warm, neutral brown color for the winter and I can’t take it off my lips.

L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara

This is my holy grail mascara. If you love long, spidery lashes like me, this is the mascara for you. It nearly doubles the length of my lashes and looks natural. Test it out on your bottom lashes and see how much brighter and open it makes your eye appear.

Acrylic Boxes 

I love how they keep my vanity/desk organized. They are an easy and stylish way to keep your make-up visible and in reach.

Duster Coats

Channel your inner New Yorker and style them up or down on a chilly, winter day.


 These New Balance sneakers are perfect for running errands and a day of classes. They prove you can be comfortable and stylish too.

Beauty Blender

I gave into the hype and I’m obsessed! Not only is the Beauty Blender adorable, but it gives you a perfect completion with an even coverage and airbrush finish.

Bobbi’s Limited Edition Highlight Powder in Bronze Glow  

This highlighter is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I like to dust a bit on the top of my cheek bones, tear duct, brow bones, and nose bridge to add a subtle glow. (Sold Out) Similar


Shop the Cause

With many cosmetic products to choose from it can be easy to become overwhelmed with options, but when a portion of your money can go to a worthy cause, why hesitate? The brands below empower women to feel pretty and powerful.

“The greatest wealth is health.”  -Virgil

This is extremely true! When you’re healthy you can conquer the world. Living a healthy life is a blessing and if you are struggling with health issues, continue to fight every day. Never forget to help and support those around you because you never know what tomorrow brings.

I’ve experienced the affect of breast cancer to two people very close to me. Join the fight against breast cancer and think a little more pink.

Lips for Love: Bobbi Brown offers a limited-edition lip-gloss set featuring Pretty Pink Sheer Lip Gloss, Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Bright Lilac Lip Gloss and Soiree Pink Shimmer Lip Gloss. Bobbi Brown will donate $12 from this $60 sale benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Exclusively at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide and on while supplies last.

Paint for Pink: Theses three pink polishes by Essie (Pinking About You, I Pink I Can, and Pink Happy) will give your nails a classy, natural look for only $8.50. In addition to creating a color that looks elegant year-round, Essie will donate a portion of the profit to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Available online at or at Target.

Curl for a Cure: This month Conair released the Conair Curl Secret Infiniti Pro in a new bright pink color. In exchange for shiny, bouncy curls, Conair will donate $110,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, regardless of sales. It can be purchased online at

Ralph for Research: Ralph Lauren Corporation’s Pink Pony Collection is an initiative to reduce and treat Breast Cancer. 25% of  Pink Pony product sales are contributed to an international network of charities. Buy a piece or donate online here, or write down how you will support the fight against cancer, snap a picture with your promise and post your photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PinkPonyPromise and the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation will donate $10 to cancer-related causes. Read more here.